Got my flu shot, did you?
The line was about a dozen people deep when I showed up at the Health office on Thursday to get my influenza vaccine. A vaccine against seasonal influenza is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for everyone, except those with certain people including a severe, life-threatening allergy. It is estimated that the risk of an adverse reaction against any influenza vaccine component is less than one reaction per million doses of vaccine , a number which is many orders of magnitude less than the number of people who have a severe complication due to having the flu.
BONUS: In honor of stamping out seasonal flu, I declare a bonus opportunity. Simply comment down below that you got a flu shot and when you got it. If you have a Twitter account, take a selfie of your Influenza Vaccine sheet and post it there with the hashtag #YCPMicro so that I can find it.